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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 7, 2013 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dave's Picks 8

Interesting that in the New Yorker article by Nick Paumgarten that references this show (specifically the Scarlet>Fire) he recalls driving w/Lemieux and playing this version for him, thinkig he would be as blown away as he (Nick) and his friends were (who consider this an all-timer version), yet Lemieux seemingly lost interest and talked over the transition jam into Fire which Paumgarten said he and his friends made it a rule never to do
Maybe Lemieux came around after reading the article.

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Poster: segan63 Date: Oct 7, 2013 8:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dave's Picks 8

Just listening to Dave's Seaside Chat. It seems that Paumgarten was involved with the liner notes, so his influence is confirmed...

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 8, 2013 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dave's Picks 8

I feel the need to call BS on this. Paumgarten did say the DL was disinterested in the "Scar>Fire" in the New Yorker piece but in the video chat, DL refers to this as one the best S>Fs ever, in part because all three components are top quality, especially the transition. So did DL have a change of heart on this in the last year or was Paumgarten spinning things to make his story more interesting? I seem to recall that AltheaRose made the argument that it was a far more interesting story that DL was dismissive about the worshipped transition than if he was exciting by it. DL also discusses other songs in the first set to be some of the top versions he has ever heard. I find it hard to believe that he just came to this opinion about this show because of the New Yorker article. Its not like this was some under the radar performance that was never discussed.

For the record, i always thought this was one of the best transitions and have alway held this S>F in high regard. Glad it was picked, especially after my son's HS graduation was held at the Fox last Spring. I have a new fondness for this and the '77 show.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 8, 2013 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dave's Picks 8

Does seem odd that DL would be somewhat unfamiliar w/this version when hearing it in the car. Could have been embellishment by NP but seems also a tad strange as a stretch....makes himself (NP) look kinda silly hyping up the tune only to have DL essentially remark "meh" by dirfting from paying attention to it. Or maybe NP just perceived that was what DL was doing b/c he wasn't quite as ga-ga as he was.